Data Management

Equip yourself with invaluable skills for a future-focused career with this M.Sc.

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Get your M.Sc. Data Management with IU

Data management is one of the top 10 most sought-after skills of the near future. Experts at Master's level in particular are already in high demand today: as a data manager, you design secure systems that keep our data safe and enable companies and businesses to operate to their full potential. Our consecutive 120 ECTS programme is aimed at bachelor graduates from the fields of business informatics, data science, digital business or data management.

The 60-ECTS postgraduate Master's programme is suitable for interested people from other disciplines who have already gained a minimum of one year of professional experience in this field. In both programmes, you qualify to manage demanding projects for processing and storing large amounts of data. You will acquire practical skills in Data Ingestion, Data Processing, Data Storage, Data Analysis and Reporting. In addition, you can specialise in areas relevant to the labour market - e.g. the Internet of Things, master data management or cyber security.    

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    120 or 60 ECTS
    Study format: Online
  • Duration of study
    24 or 12 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    From 489 98 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Field Specific Knowledge
    Scholarship Programme Option
    1 Year of Work Experience
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 01.03.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
Online: Official start date 01.09.2023 (English, 60 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Make the path to your degree simple

Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.

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Degree Overview

The structure of the Master's degree in Data Management covers the recording, processing, storing, analysing and reporting of data. You will learn about innovative technologies and frameworks with which data volumes can be processed efficiently and securely. You acquire the know-how needed to develop powerful backends for data-intensive applications. You will also learn how to use cloud technologies to meet the requirements of modern data systems. In addition to your technical expertise, you will develop a high sense of social responsibility for the protection of sensitive data.   

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In the Data Management distance learning programme, you have the opportunity to choose electives amounting to 20 ECTS credits in the 120 ECTS programme and thus specialise in attractive functions and sectors. You can choose from modules such as: Data Manager for Internet of Things, Data Miner, Master Data Manager, Data Security & Protection Specialist, Business Analyst. 

Business Analyst
Data Manager for Internet of Things
Data Scientist
Data Security and Protection Specialist
Process Management and Operational Application Systems
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Career outlook

A Master's degree in Data Management provides you with extensive knowledge to undertake demanding tasks in data-driven projects. You are able to implement such projects with different technologies. Your skills are not limited to sub-areas of data storage and data processing: you also have the ability to holistically and efficiently design data-intensive systems. With this expertise, you will become a much sought-after specialist who will be able to make a career as a database expert, data engineer or cloud solution architect.

Database Manager

As a Database Manager, you take care of the efficient and well-organised storage, retrieval and processing of structured data. This includes, among other things, the management of access rights as well as the construction of data models and the creation of query scripts, with the help of which you can answer questions related to these issues. 

Data Engineer

As a data engineer, you use your expertise to process data in a target-oriented manner. You build backend systems that represent the pipelines and the fuel for modern applications. 

Cloud Solution Architect

Cloud Solution Architects advise companies and organisations on cloud-based systems. With the help of their profound knowledge of central technologies, they design strategies and implement them technically. 


Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.  

Full time

Duration 24 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 36 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€555 €111 / month Apply now


Duration 48 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
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Work Experience
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Why IU is a great choice
  • Study the Way You Want To

    Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full time or part time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

  • Accredited & Globally Recognised

    IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus above all on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience. 

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